If we all were waiting to get our lives right, nobody would be here right now.Kyle Idleman at Southeast Christian Church
It may have been reworded, I heard it as I was waking up. If you evangelize or even invite people to church, I am sure you have heard that or something similar to it.
Sadly, that is why many people are not at church, they think they need to clean themselves up before they go. But, in reality, the church is exactly where they need to be!
This reminds me of another saying …
You have plenty of time to get right.Lie of the Devil
We have to understand, we don’t clean ourselves up, Jesus cleans us up. He washes us whiter than snow. It is all His doing. We are totally deprived. We cannot do it on our own!
Jesus is the one that paid the debt for us. We must accept Him and His Finished Work. He is the one that cleans us. He makes us a new creation. Gives us new desires, etc. (Born Again!)
So stop using that as an excuse for not going to church. GO! Let Him change you.
Just remember we cannot change ourselves! Only Jesus Changes us!
The video won’t let me embed it here, so go to the link above to watch. Plus, see the rest of sermons in his series. Or listen to the mp3 below.